Overtime Rules in Washington State
Can an employer mandate overtime hours?
on October 19, 2017
Updated on May 12, 2022
Overtime pay is a basic legal right for most hourly workers. Federal law mandates overtime pay for any non-exempt worker for every hour he or she works in excess of 40 hours per week. Washington overtime law establishes additional conditions and state requirements for overtime pay that must be followed by all Washington employers.